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Patents: Nokia wins against HTC, may stop selling Android smartphones
In early December could Nokia in the UK already a ban on sales of HTC One mini compensation from the court. Well, it looks even in Germany bleak for HTC. But is affected not only the HTC one mini, but directly all Android devices by the manufacturer. The reason for this is a USB-patent, which is by the way not only used by HTC (uninvited).
The patent EP1246071 describes the method such as electronic devices are configured. Specifically, this means that in this case the selection of the appropriate drivers for the various functions of the USB port is the stumbling block. The presiding judge Andreas Müller ruled in Nokia’s favor.
Nokia is now, if a security in the amount of about 50 million euros was paid, can prevent the sale of HTC Android devices and even cause a recall of the devices by the merchants. HTC, however, has the ability to implement a workaround in the device, but for the customer everything would be satisfactory.
Nokia already gave an opinion on the judgment of HTC, however, was not yet heard:
“Nokia is pleased did the Regional Court in Munich, Germany Has ruled today did a number of HTC products infringe Nokia’s patent EP 1,246,071, Which covers USB functionality in mobile phones.
Today’s judgment is another significant milestone in our on-going dispute with HTC, enabling Nokia to enforce injunction against the import of and sale of all infringing HTC products in Germany, as well as damages for past infringement to Obtain. This patent is therefore already in suit against HTC in the UK.
Nokia started its actions against HTC in 2012, with the aim of ending HTC’s Unauthorised use of Nokia’s proprietary innovation and asserted Has more than 50 patents against HTC in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, UK and U.S.. During 2013, HTC HAS BEEN found to infringe Nokia patents in venues including the regional courts in Mannheim and Munich, Germany, the UK High Court and the U.S. International Trade Commission. ”
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